Indian passenger train ‘rolls backwards for 35km’

New Delhi (AFP) – An Indian passenger train rolled backwards for 35 kilometres, reports said on Thursday, in an alarming but injury-free incident caught in a video that went viral on social media.

The “mechanical failure” hit service from New Delhi to Tanakpur, Uttarakhand state, after the driver slammed on the brakes to avoid hitting an animal on the tracks, the NDTV channel reported.

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